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Thursday, 2 October 2014

Writing – Market – Lamplight

If you write horror, noir or dark fantasy fiction, then this quarterly literary magazine might be worth consideration. Lamplight is published in print and e-book formats. They do not accept stories with the following: vampires, zombies, werewolves, serial killers, hitmen, excessive gore or sex.

At the end of the year all the quarterlies are bound together in an annual collection. Volume 1 collection, for example, is a 450-page paperback!

They’re asking for non-exclusive, worldwide, serial rights to your work for both electronic and print. As they say, “We want to publish it, we don’t want to own it.”

Payment is a flat fee rather than a by word system. For short stories - $150 per story (2,000-7,000 words). For flash fiction - $50 (1,000 words or less). If your story’s in-between, they say to “send it over and we can talk”.

They will take reprints, provided you have the rights they’re asking for.

Simultaneous submissions are okay; just let them know if it gets accepted elsewhere.

Multiple submissions will not be accepted.

Please wait for 90 days before you query.

Submission time

“As Lamplight is a quarterly, there are some reading dates associated with it. While we take submissions year round, there are cut off dates for the individual issues. The cut off dates for each of the issues are listed below.

Spring – 15 January
Summer – 15 April
Fall – 15 July
Winter – 15 October” – So, you have a few days to hit this deadline!

Where to Submit

Submit on their website. They accept most file types as well. Please use manuscript format for your story (although headers and footers are not needed).


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